Tropical Hand Camera - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Tropical Hand Camera

c. 1920s

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Lens:
f6.3, 6 " Ross Homocentric, iris diaphragm to f22. Serial no. 96819 .

Shutter:
Dial-set Compur, speeds 1 - 1/200, B, T.

Construction:
Polished teak with brass binding and fittings, black leather bellows.

Format:
3 " x 4 " plates held in dark-slides.

Focusing:
Bellows. Triple extension, scale to 6 feet.

Attributes:
Spirit level. Reversing back. Wide-angle rack.

Movements:
Rising front. Tilting front.

This is a very ruggedly built camera with heavy brass binding. It is un-named but is similar to illustrations of the New Universal advertised by Sands & Hunter.

References & Notes:
BJA 1923. BJA 1924, p. 186.

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